The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 315 288 244
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 350 326 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.62% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.67% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 195 235
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 39
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £18.20 £12.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.45 £36.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +53.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 309 £325 -7.14% 166
London +9 153 £340 -2.85% 75
South East -18 57 £301 -14.05% 41
City of London +6 33 £320 -22.42% 14
Scotland +10 31 £420 +20.00% 7
Edinburgh - 28 £420 - 3
South West -22 23 £345 -18.82% 4
East of England -28 23 £213 -24.77% 12
Hampshire -18 22 £315 -3.07% 6
Surrey 0 18 £250 -35.48% 8
North West -6 16 £380 +26.66% 13
West Yorkshire +6 15 £350 -12.50% 6
Yorkshire 0 15 £350 -12.50% 11
East Midlands - 15 £325 - 3
Cambridge +7 13 £325 +1.56% 7
Cambridgeshire -3 13 £325 +12.06% 9
Wiltshire - 12 £500 -
Leeds +5 11 £275 -31.25% 2
Berkshire +8 8 £260 -12.60% 12
Redhill - 8 - -
Manchester -11 6 £373 +14.61% 8
Gloucestershire -15 6 £275 -
Merseyside +4 5 £450 -
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £220 -8.33% 3
Northamptonshire - 5 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £300 - 1
Northampton - 5 £325 -
Liverpool - 5 £450 -
Reading +12 4 £200 -13.04% 7
Cheltenham -15 4 £263 -

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 352 (48.75%) Linux
2 294 (40.72%) Windows
3 234 (32.41%) VMware
4 181 (25.07%) Red Hat
5 169 (23.41%) UNIX
6 165 (22.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 157 (21.75%) Active Directory
8 147 (20.36%) Microsoft
9 134 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 125 (17.31%) DNS
11 123 (17.04%) HP
12 108 (14.96%) SAN
13 106 (14.68%) Finance
13 106 (14.68%) ITIL
14 97 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
15 94 (13.02%) Perl
16 90 (12.47%) SQL
17 88 (12.19%) Windows Server 2003
18 86 (11.91%) MS Exchange
19 81 (11.22%) Citrix
19 81 (11.22%) Solaris
20 77 (10.66%) Shell Script
21 73 (10.11%) Oracle
22 72 (9.97%) Apache
23 70 (9.70%) Banking
23 70 (9.70%) Security Cleared
23 70 (9.70%) Bash Shell
24 69 (9.56%) Puppet
25 64 (8.86%) DHCP
26 62 (8.59%) Firewall

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 86 (11.91%) MS Exchange
2 72 (9.97%) Apache
3 48 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 38 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 37 (5.12%) Tomcat
6 37 (5.12%) IIS
7 25 (3.46%) WebLogic
8 24 (3.32%) JBoss
8 24 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 19 (2.63%) WebSphere
10 15 (2.08%) nginx
11 14 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (1.52%) Drupal
14 8 (1.11%) CMS
15 7 (0.97%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.83%) Confluence
17 5 (0.69%) Magnolia
Applications
1 61 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.29%) MS Office
3 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.28%) Stata
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.83%) ResourceLink
2 3 (0.42%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.42%) Agresso
2 3 (0.42%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.28%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 2 (0.28%) HFM
3 2 (0.28%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.25%) Taleo
5 6 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.83%) SaaS
5 6 (0.83%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.42%) Office 365
6 3 (0.42%) PaaS
7 2 (0.28%) Route 53
7 2 (0.28%) Joyent
7 2 (0.28%) IaaS
7 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.14%) GitHub
8 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 125 (17.31%) DNS
2 108 (14.96%) SAN
3 64 (8.86%) DHCP
4 62 (8.59%) Firewall
5 54 (7.48%) TCP/IP
6 43 (5.96%) LDAP
7 33 (4.57%) NAS
8 32 (4.43%) Internet
9 31 (4.29%) SMTP
10 26 (3.60%) LAN
11 23 (3.19%) WAN
11 23 (3.19%) HTTP
11 23 (3.19%) SSL
12 18 (2.49%) VPN
13 15 (2.08%) VoIP
13 15 (2.08%) SSH
14 13 (1.80%) FTP
15 12 (1.66%) Network Security
16 11 (1.52%) Wireless
16 11 (1.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.20%) MySQL
2 42 (5.82%) SQL Server
3 20 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.66%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (0.83%) Jackrabbit
10 6 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.69%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.55%) DB2
13 3 (0.42%) OLAP
13 3 (0.42%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 29 (4.02%) Jenkins
2 26 (3.60%) Subversion
3 23 (3.19%) Git (software)
4 17 (2.35%) Hudson
5 11 (1.52%) JIRA
6 6 (0.83%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.42%) Maven
8 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.28%) MSI
8 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.28%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.28%) Ant
9 1 (0.14%) WebLogic Workshop
9 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.14%) Selenium
9 1 (0.14%) Trac
9 1 (0.14%) NeoLoad
9 1 (0.14%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
General
1 106 (14.68%) Finance
2 70 (9.70%) Banking
3 24 (3.32%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.39%) Retail
6 7 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.83%) Marketing
8 5 (0.69%) Advertising
8 5 (0.69%) Law
9 4 (0.55%) Electronics
10 3 (0.42%) Back Office
10 3 (0.42%) Legal
10 3 (0.42%) Publishing
11 2 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.28%) Games
11 2 (0.28%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.14%) Front Office
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.57%) LAMP
2 21 (2.91%) XML
3 17 (2.35%) Middleware
3 17 (2.35%) Application Packaging
4 14 (1.94%) Web Services
5 9 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (0.97%) .NET
7 6 (0.83%) CSS
8 5 (0.69%) Django
9 4 (0.55%) JSON
10 3 (0.42%) HTML
10 3 (0.42%) jQuery
10 3 (0.42%) OC4J
11 2 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.28%) REST
11 2 (0.28%) RESTful
11 2 (0.28%) Sensu
11 2 (0.28%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.28%) Ajax
11 2 (0.28%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.62%) Clustering
2 44 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (2.91%) Open Source
4 20 (2.77%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.08%) Blackberry
6 13 (1.80%) NHS
6 13 (1.80%) Oracle Exalogic
7 11 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (1.52%) Replication
8 7 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.83%) Wiki
10 5 (0.69%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.69%) Statistics
10 5 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.55%) FMCG
11 4 (0.55%) GIS
12 3 (0.42%) AS400
12 3 (0.42%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 352 (48.75%) Linux
2 294 (40.72%) Windows
3 169 (23.41%) UNIX
4 165 (22.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 134 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 88 (12.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 81 (11.22%) Solaris
8 62 (8.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (6.37%) Windows 7
10 45 (6.23%) CentOS
11 38 (5.26%) Ubuntu
12 33 (4.57%) SUSE
13 32 (4.43%) Windows XP
14 25 (3.46%) HPUX
15 22 (3.05%) AIX
15 22 (3.05%) Debian
16 12 (1.66%) Windows 2000
17 9 (1.25%) Windows 8
18 8 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
19 6 (0.83%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (14.68%) ITIL
2 49 (6.79%) DevOps
3 42 (5.82%) Migration
4 29 (4.02%) Change Management
5 28 (3.88%) Load Balancing
5 28 (3.88%) E-Commerce
6 26 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (3.32%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (3.32%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (2.91%) Capacity Management
9 21 (2.91%) Configuration Management
10 15 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (1.94%) Mentoring
11 14 (1.94%) Service Delivery
11 14 (1.94%) OO
12 12 (1.66%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (1.52%) Service Management
14 10 (1.39%) ERP
15 9 (1.25%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 94 (13.02%) Perl
2 90 (12.47%) SQL
3 77 (10.66%) Shell Script
4 70 (9.70%) Bash Shell
5 52 (7.20%) Java
6 49 (6.79%) Python
7 40 (5.54%) PowerShell
8 31 (4.29%) PHP
9 25 (3.46%) Ruby
10 22 (3.05%) Korn
11 10 (1.39%) VB
12 8 (1.11%) VBScript
12 8 (1.11%) JavaScript
12 8 (1.11%) C
13 7 (0.97%) AWK
14 6 (0.83%) sed
15 5 (0.69%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.55%) Bourne shell
17 2 (0.28%) C-shell
17 2 (0.28%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 70 (9.70%) Security Cleared
2 42 (5.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 29 (4.02%) DV Cleared
5 24 (3.32%) Degree
6 20 (2.77%) MCSE
7 16 (2.22%) MCITP
7 16 (2.22%) RHCE
8 14 (1.94%) LPIC
9 12 (1.66%) CCENT
10 11 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.83%) CCNA
13 5 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.42%) MCSA
14 3 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.28%) AAT
15 2 (0.28%) OCP
15 2 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.96%) SLA
2 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.55%) QA
4 2 (0.28%) COBIT
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 157 (21.75%) Active Directory
2 97 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (7.62%) vSphere
4 38 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 38 (5.26%) XenApp
5 29 (4.02%) Hyper-V
6 20 (2.77%) NFS
7 16 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (2.08%) Samba
8 15 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 14 (1.94%) qmail
9 14 (1.94%) XenServer
10 13 (1.80%) Squid
10 13 (1.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 12 (1.66%) XenDesktop
12 11 (1.52%) Xen
13 10 (1.39%) Postfix
14 9 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 9 (1.25%) KVM
15 8 (1.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 69 (9.56%) Puppet
2 51 (7.06%) SCOM
3 45 (6.23%) HP SIM
4 43 (5.96%) SCCM
5 34 (4.71%) Nagios
6 32 (4.43%) NetBackup
7 31 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (3.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 15 (2.08%) ARCserve
9 15 (2.08%) Zenoss
10 14 (1.94%) ZABBIX
11 12 (1.66%) SCSM
11 12 (1.66%) Backup Exec
12 11 (1.52%) Ansible
13 9 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
14 8 (1.11%) SCOrch
15 7 (0.97%) Control-M
15 7 (0.97%) MOM
15 7 (0.97%) WSUS
15 7 (0.97%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 234 (32.41%) VMware
2 181 (25.07%) Red Hat
3 147 (20.36%) Microsoft
4 123 (17.04%) HP
5 81 (11.22%) Citrix
6 73 (10.11%) Oracle
7 59 (8.17%) Cisco
8 48 (6.65%) EMC
9 46 (6.37%) IBM
9 46 (6.37%) Symantec
10 27 (3.74%) NetApp
11 25 (3.46%) Veritas
12 24 (3.32%) Juniper
13 19 (2.63%) 3PAR
14 18 (2.49%) Altiris
14 18 (2.49%) CA
15 16 (2.22%) F5
16 15 (2.08%) Sun
17 12 (1.66%) Rackspace
18 11 (1.52%) Apple
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £360 Per Day Ltd Co
Posted: 17 hours ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 23 hours ago
Harwell, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 23 hours ago
Purley, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
Jumar
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe
Church International
Rate: £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Linn
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £220.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago